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Nutrition Major


This major complements many other disciplines and is suited to students who aspire to be employed as a community or corporate nutritionist offering general nutrition advice, for employment in public health and health promotion roles.

The major provides practical science-based knowledge about nutrients and the non-nutrient substances in food, the assessment of nutritional status, nutritional needs during the lifecycle, community nutrition issues, the psychology and sociology of food habits, and current controversies in nutrition. Students undertaking this major should undertake a second major in Health Promotion, Addiction Studies or Occupational Safety and Health.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



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Major details



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUT1121Human Nutrition15
NUT1111Food and Nutrients15
NUT1112Nutrition and Public Health15
NUT2210Nutrition in the Life Cycle15
NUT2220Nutritional Assessment15
Plus 3 units from:
NUT3215 ^Exercise Nutrition15
NUT3231 ^Food Habits and Trends15
NUT3221 ^Community Nutrition15
NUT3241 ^Controversies in Nutrition15

^ Core Option

Possible future job titles

Community Nutritionist, Corporate Nutritionist, Research Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist, Child Health Nutritionist, Health Promotion Nutritionist, Health Lifestyle Nutritionist, Aged Care Nutritionist

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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